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Converting a smooth curve to faceted lines

Question asked by Oli Sparrow on Jan 28, 2013
Latest reply on Jan 29, 2013 by Oli Sparrow

Hi all,

 

   I think this is probably the opposite of what people normally ask in this situation:

 

   I have a smooth helical sketch which dictates the path of a sweep.  I want this sweep to be made up of straight sections rather than a continuopus curve and was wondering if it is possible to convert the curve to a number of equal straight lines that have the same start and end point.  I can do this by creating the lines myself and calculating the length etc. but it would be nice to see if there was a tool or workaround that enabled Solidworks to do this for me.

 

 

From this... to this, preferably with an 'Equal' relationship on each.

 

 

Thanks

Oli

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